Topic: Law

Bad Examples Overflowing in Corporate America

Sept. 29, 2015
Bad Corporate Ethics

We look to companies and the adults who work for them to provide business students with better role models. Everyone takes cues for behavior from those around them. Dishonesty is contagious. We cannot get to a state in which students feel like suckers for doing the right thing.

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The Way We Sentence Criminals Needs to Change

Sept. 17, 2015

An over-emphasis on risk keeps us on a path of punishment, incapacitation and failure in the business of reducing reoffending. The research indicates that an effective criminal justice system is one that involves assessing risk, but also the situational, physical, behavioral, cognitive and psychiatric problems of offenders. Effective sentencing should be collaborative, involving a variety of relevant experts in assessment and sentencing decisions.

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Help For Texas Homeowners Is On The Way

July 21, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a Transfer on Death Deed, or TODD, law similar to what roughly half of the other states in the nation use to allow people to transfer ownership of real property – their home – often without the costs of judges or lawyers. This new tool is critical and Texans ought to take advantage of it.

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The Criminal Justice System is Failing. Here’s a Solution

June 1, 2015

Criminal justice policy going forward should be based on the simple premise of accurately distinguishing between those offenders we should rightfully fear and those who just make us mad.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Isn’t So Black and White

April 30, 2015

The question of whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one half of the sibling team who carried out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent killing of a police officer, to death or a life in prison seems straightforward. A yes or no. But it isn’t so simple.

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